(Closed) whos unemployed

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m unemployed by choice…. its cheaper for me at the moment. ( I do some side jobs like dog walking etc)

Regardless, just keep the wedding simple or postpone for a better financial time! Be smart and consider your future once your married financially as well 🙂

Post # 5
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

While I am employed, my mom got laid off the day she got home from our wedding and the Darling Husband hasn’t worked in five months because of the flooding and the rest of the year isn’t looking great either. If he doesn’t work soon we will loose our insurance and he will have to take another job until work picks up, which is hard cause people don’t want to hire someone who could be gone the next day.

Post # 6
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2893 posts
Sugar bee

@bridalblush: It doesn’t sound like it makes tons of sense but it actually does in some situations. I don’t know what Mrs.Argentina‘s situation is but… child care where I am is insanely expensive and a friend of mine had to quit her job after the 2nd kid because the cost of day care literally wiped out any income she was earning so there was no point in working just to afford the day care. Granted, they wanted a kosher day care so that cost them a little extra, but it was funny how the numbers added up.

 

I haven’t been hit by the economy but I do believe it’s incredibly unfair how the cost of weddings has skyrocketed in the last couple decades. They really get you at every angle and guests more and more often expect nothing but the best. Which is even more unfair. It’s as if it were your birthday and all your friends and family tell you they want to celebrate with you at a fancy restaurant and party all night. Oh, and by the way, you’ll get the tab. Really? I thought it was my birthday, not yours? 🙂 Just my 2 cents. Just sad that a wedding has so much potential to sink you financially and it doesn’t help that the economy isn’t showing anyone love either.

 

Post # 7
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Unfortunately I am.  I lost my job 15 months ago and can not find anything worth my time.  Basically, there’s “jobs” available that pay less than what I am getting from unENJOYMENT (lol) and we have a mortgage to pay as well as the wedding expenses.  When we got engaged and started planning, I didn’t think I would still be unable to land a new career.  SUCKS! But, life doesn’t stop, and my parents would be paying for the wedding even if I was employed.  Kinda makes me feel like a loser, getting married and not having a job. Hopefully something pops up!

Post # 8
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh and as far as how expensive wedding stuff is, the manager of our venue said that we booked just in time before the rates were going up (whew!) and I heard that cakes will be more pricey because of the cost of sugar going up. 

Post # 9
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4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve been unemployed for a year.  That’s why I’m looking at starting my own business making bridal accessories and selling them on Etsy.  But I’m only in the planning stage now, so it will be a few more months before I have it up and running. Then after a while, I’ll branch into wedding planning. The vendors I used for our wedding reception seem to think I have a talent for it, so I’ll do some things with them for a while to get a feel for the industry. 

Wedding are very expensive, which I find surprising in this economy. I would think that wedding expenses would be something that people would cut back on, but that doesn’t seem to be the trend. There may be more DIY going on, but even that’s expensive. So it appears getting into the wedding business is rather recession proof. 

ETA: I thought I should add that Darling Husband has been unemployeed for nearly a year also. We’re fortunately in that our house and cars are paid off, so we don’t have those payments to worry about. We are also fortunate in that he gets money from the VA every month for being disabled that pretty much takes care of all our utilities. If we didn’t have those things going for us, along with a nice nest egg in the bank, we’d be hurting big time right now. 

Post # 10
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

This coming week I’ll have been unemployed for a year. It’s cheaper for me to stay home right now though… my son’s school wants so much for after school care… ugh

Post # 11
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Loribeth:I have the same idea!  I’d love to be a wedding planner and have my own wedding crafty store.  I’m planning to start on some things soon to off set a few expenses.

Post # 12
Member
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am.  : (

Just graduated law school in April and took the bar at the end of July.  I’m working a few hours a week at a law office, but would really like to get some security soon.  The hardest part for me is how few jobs there are even available.  I look for jobs everyday, but I’m lucky if there are one or two relevant job postings per week. 

Post # 13
Member
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

At this point I would have to buy a car, put it on the road, pay insurance, gas, and buy a work wardrobe- All while getting a crap salary ( even with my college degree) So basically I am paying to get a job. And working to pay to keep going to my job.

Now not everyone obviously has this option, and I have other benefits like living with family and my FI’s income. and this is not forever, I will be working for to some level to save and plan for the future but at the moment Im pretty much happy to be neutral.

I’m also learning and reaping the benefits of a collectivist culture, where families stay together, and help each other out. You don’t put your mom in a nursing home or make her live alone, she lives with you! At 18 people aren’t running out the door to get apartments and things they can’t afford- you can stay with your parents til your ready and help contribute to their household. Bills and monthly expensive are much more doable when you have a family unit working together to make things work. 

 

Post # 14
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1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m not planning my wedding yet, but I am underemployed… I have a degree in Computer Graphics but can’t find a job in the field, so I’m babysitting/dogsitting/housesitting/personal assistant and freelancing in Graphics to pay the bills. SO has a good job in Finance, but with the economy the way it is and the place where he works is filled with a bunch of a$$holes he fears that he may be fired soon. (they’re firing people left and right, and those who haven’t been fired are quitting or stressed out) I wish I had graduated 10 years earlier, I’d prob have a job in the field! Ugh

Post # 15
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1088 posts
Bumble bee

I am unemployed and not planning a wedding.  I have a few degrees yet have to pass a few exams (which cost $$$) and/or do more school/training before I can land my dream job.  It’s so frustrating that I’m over-qualified for most jobs (i.e. retail stores, office assistant), but not qualified for the job (career job) I really want.  🙁

Post # 16
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2408 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m about a month or so out from my being out of work for 2 years, though due to some unforseen circumstances, I’ve only been actively looking for work for the passed 8 months. But I know my job is out there and I remain hopeful. I’m not planning a wedding but I am sure glad I started saving for one years ago!

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